CV, Finance Professional targeting UAE

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 13556

Skills keywords: analysis & control, budgeting, external, financial operations management, forecasting & reporting, internal, planning
Short Bio:

A determined, adaptable and reliable finance professional looking for an organization that can offer an opportunity to acquire new skill set and strengthen the existing. My qualifications and over a decade experience have enabled me to develop good organizational skills, an analytical approach to tasks, the ability to stand under pressure and flexibility to work well both on self-initiative and as part of a team

Current location: Abu Dhabi / United Arab Emirates - View on map
Nationality: Pakistani
Preferred Sector of Employment:  accounting and finance
Spoken languages: Arabic, english, Urdu
Location I am interested in working: United Arab Emirates


Present ACCA Finalist ‘Association of Chartered Certified Accountant’ – U.K
2014 CFE ‘Certified Fraud Examiner’ – U.S.A
2009 CFC ‘Certified Financial Consultant’ – Canada
2005 CAT ‘Certified Accounting Technician’ – U.K

2012 B.Sc (Applied Accounting) Oxford Brookes University – U.K
2007 M.B.A (Finance) University of Sindh – Pakistan

Technology Skill Set: MS office, SAP, Ms Great Plans, Axapta, Neon, QuickBooks, Peachtree, Tally

Key Areas Of Expertise
• Budgeting, Forecasting & Reporting • Financial Operations Management • Planning, Analysis & Control
• Banking & Cash flow Management • External, Internal, & I.T Audit • Credit & Risk Management
• Cross-Functional Team Leadership • System Changeover/ ERP • Reorganization & BPR


July 2012 – July 2014
Al Asab Group Abu Dhabi, UAE
Business Line Al Asab has 12 entities in Middle East & North Africa, where business activities include EPC & MEP contracting in Oil & Gas, Supply of Ready Mix, Precast, Asphalt, Catering and Trading
Reporting to CEO, Director Operations Auditors KPMG / PWC
Latest Position Financial Controller (Head of Finance)

Major Achievements
– Reduced bank commission & margin, and arranged cost effective facilities for foreign entities
– Regularized suppliers and concluded successful negotiation to increase the credit limit & period
– Set up support functions of newly opened entities to work centralized with the group
– Took the lead in successful implementation, changeover and training of ERP across the Group

Main Responsibilities
• Managing, assisting, training and developing the Accounts, Finance and ERP team of 15 employees in day to day activities and ensuring timely execution and recording
• Managing, negotiating and enhancing corporate banking facilities up to AED 1bn, for the entire Group, including syndication, monitoring covenants, maintaining relationship, facilitating banks’ audit, periodic reporting & renewal, and obtaining project and other approvals
• Selecting auditors for the statutory audits & agreed upon procedures of the entire Group, resolving technical issues in accordance with IFRS & local standards and submitting to authorities
• Being the member of procurement committee, negotiating with suppliers & assisting in high value/volume purchases, CAPEX, imports and commercial aspects
• Meeting with clients related to invoicing and payments to ensure the timely collection of funds to meet the forecasted working capital requirements and preparing suppliers’ payment plan accordingly
• Reporting to the Board on the performance and position of the Group and the projects in contrast with the budgets and assisting to devise the operational plan to fill the gaps
• Periodically reviewing processes and system of internal control to lean the day to day transactions and facilitate the business objectives, reporting mechanism and risk management

August 2008 – March 2012
Mashrik Technology & Controls Company Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Business Line MTC is a part of Mashrik Group which is involved in Construction and related businesses. MTC provides & maintains the system of building automation, safety, security & IT etc.
Reporting to General Manager Auditors KPMG / TAG
Latest Position Finance Manager (Head of Finance)

Major Achievements
– Set up Finance, Accounts, Commercial, Administration and IT departments for company to work independent from the Group
– Managed system changeover and implemented policies, procedures and standard forms

Main Responsibilities
• Managing cash flows, Trade finance & banking
• Executing Statutory Compliance, risk & insurance management
• Preparing / analyzing periodic & statutory financial statements and management reports
• Liaising with Engineering, Operations and Sales departments on the financial performance and issues
• Liaising with external auditors, internal auditors, tax consultants, lawyers and government authorities
• Supervising activities held in Accounts, Administration, Commercial & Collection Departments

March 2007 – July 2008
Cost & Management Accountants Karachi, Pakistan
Business Line Alam Associates is a public practice & management consultancy firm providing services of Internal Audit, System Audit, MIS, Bookkeeping & Business Management
Reporting to Partner
Latest Position Supervisor
Experience Summary
– Preparing internal audit charter, time budgets, overall audit plan and perform as a team leader
– Supervising book keeping services and preparing financial statements & clients’ reports
– Designing management systems/processes & IT solutions
– Implementing the system change and managing the change over
– Preparing policies, procedures and standard formats

February 2005 – February 2007
BDO Ebrahim & Co, Chartered Accountants Karachi, Pakistan
Business Line BDO is the world’s 5th largest network of public practice accounting firms
Reporting to Audit Managers
Latest Position Senior – Audit & Assurance Services
Experience Summary
– Involved in different engagements and assignments with variety of clients to perform Statutory Audits, Internal Audit and Compliance

July 2002 – January 2005
Prime Group Karachi, Pakistan
Business Line Prime deals in Contracting, Supply, Imports, Retail and Maintenance of IT equipment
Reporting to Managing Director
Latest Position Accountant

English – Arabic – Urdu / Hindi